Washington — The Department of Justice, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today 2019 Policy Statement on Standards Relief-Essential Patents (SEPs) Subject to Voluntary F / RAND Commitment.. After reviewing the 2019 statement and public views on possible revisions, authorities conclude that the withdrawal of the 2019 statement is the best course of action to promote both competition and innovation in the standard ecosystem. I attached it.
January 8, 2013, Antitrust Bureau of the Ministry of Justice and USPTO Standard Relief Policy Statement-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F / RAND Commitment.. On December 19, 2019, authorities withdrew the 2013 statement and issued the 2019 statement. This is the opinion of the authorities and clearly acknowledges that “the law has no effect or effect”.
In response to the Presidential directive to promote competition in the US economyOn December 6, 2021, the institution Draft Policy Statement on Standard License Negotiations and Remedies-Required Patents Subject to Voluntary F / RAND Commitment Request public comments. After reviewing these comments and jointly discussing how best to proceed, authorities have announced the withdrawal of the 2019 statement.
“The withdrawal of the 2019 statement will strengthen the ability of US companies to engage and influence the international standards that enable US technology leadership today and tomorrow’s global technology markets.” US Department of Commerce Standards and Technology and NIST Director Laurie E. Locasio. “Common to the so many thoughtful stakeholder comments we have received is an approach to an American industry-led, voluntary, voluntary approach to standard development. This approach is consistently the best. We provide technical solutions for you and I sincerely support them. “
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2022/06/department-justice-us-patent-and-trademark-office-and-national-institute Department of Justice, US Patent and Trademark Office, and US National Institute of Standards and Technology withdraw 2019 standard-essential patent (SEP) policy statement